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1/27/2023
On this episode of the Palmetto Guardian we talk with Lisa Mustard, South Carolina National Guard behavioral health office about how to deal with failure. We dive into ways to overcome failure, how it’s not about failing but how you respond to failure and understanding that you are in control of your own path. The Palmetto Guardian is hosted by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Weaver and Pfc. Ana-Grace Catoe with the South Carolina National Guard Public Affairs office. 0:00 - Intro 1:26 - How do you cope with failure? 3:40 - Internalizing failure 6:20 - Reframing the story you tell yourself about failure 9:00 - The importance of readiness and how you use feedback 10:53 - Keeping mind of the company you surround yourself with 12:45 - How to reframe your failure for motivational use and the importance of support 16:00 - Helping fellow soldiers see through their own denial of failure 18:30 - Reassessing your goals 20:30 - Understanding that you are in control of your own path in life South Carolina National Guard https://www.scguard.ng.mil/ Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/SCNationalGuard Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SCGuard/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/official_scguard/ Twitter https://twitter.com/SCNationalGuard flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/scguard/ DVIDS https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/SCNG
1/25/2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, the adjutant general of South Carolina and LaToya Reed, South Carolina National Guard Youth Challenge Academy Director spoke on the benefits of the program and the transformations they have seen through out the years. (U.S. Army National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Weaver and Pfc. Ana-Grace Catoe, South Carolina National Guard)
1/20/2023
Ep 131 Building Strong & Resilient Teams On this episode of the Palmetto Guardian we talk with U.S. Army Ch. (Maj.) John Denny, South Carolina National Guard full time support chaplain and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Powell, South Carolina National Guard full time support religious affairs NCO. We dive into the history of their military careers, what they have to offer service members and their families and different programs units can request to build confidence and morale within the ranks. The Palmetto Guardian is hosted by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Weaver and Pfc. Ana-Grace Catoe with the South Carolina National Guard Public Affairs office. To contact Chaplain Denny or Staff Sgt. Powell: john.a.denny16.mil@army.mil joshua.j.powell6.mil@army.mil 0:00 - Intro 1:18 - What are the full time duties of a chaplain and religious support nco? 2:27 - Chaplain Denny, how long have you been in the guard? Have you always been a full time member? 2:45 - Did you enlist and then decide to become a chaplain? 3:13 - Ssg Powell, what is your background in the military and how did you decide to join the guard? 3:45 - What are your daily duties? 4:03 - During your Marine Corps service did you have the same MOS? 5:45 - Why does the chaplain corps exist? Do you have to know about all religions in order to be a Chaplain? 9:00 - What other religions are represented by Chaplains in the South Carolina National Guard? 11:30 - Can families seek help from the Chaplain or does it have to be religious based? 17:00 - What programs does the army offer for families, or even units, to build trust and stronger bonds?
1/13/2023
On this episode of the Palmetto Guardian we talk with U.S. Army Lt. Col. Joseph Bulwinkle, U.S. Army Col. Marion Bulwinkle and U.S. Army Cadet Hayden Bulwinkle, a family trio who serve together in the South Carolina National Guard. We dive into their military family legacy, what it’s like to serve together and what influences lead them to all serve.The Palmetto Guardian is hosted by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Weaver with the South Carolina National Guard Public Affairs office. 0:00 - Intro 1:23 - What led you to want to join the military? 3:38 - Did you always see yourself serving more than 20 years? Hayden, do you plan on serving at least 20 years? 5:57 - Hayden, what was your experience deploying alongside your uncle while deployed? 7:09 - How long did it take for other soldiers to realize that you two were related? 7:43 - Col. Bulwinkle, how hard was it having both your son and your brother deployed at the same time? 10:15 - Col. Bulwinkle, are any of your other sons planning on joining the military? 11:56 - Col. Bulwinkle, what are your plans after retirement? 12:52 - Lt. Col. Bulwinkle, do you have any career plans in the works after retirement? 13:29 - Hayden, what are your plans for the guard? Are you planning on keeping family traditions or taking a different path? 14:15 - What advice would you give to anyone serving alongside their family? 20:50 - Col. Bulwinkle speaks about their family pact 22:30 - Advice on not being discouraged when not being selected for jobs on the first try
1/11/2023
Citizens of South Carolina gather to witness the inauguration of Governor Henry McMaster, the Governor of South Carolina during a ceremony Jan. 11, 2023, at the South Carolina State House in Columbia, South Carolina. Citizens witness the presentation of colors by the Citadel Color Guard, the singing of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key and John Stafford Smith and the administration of oath by Justice John W. Kittredge. Governor Henry McMaster will serve four more years as the Governor of South Carolina. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Turner Horton, South Carolina National Guard)

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